Please note: despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, Hailsham Chambers is proceeding with pupillage recruitment through Gateway for this year.  To keep everyone safe,  interviews will be conducted online.  Interviewees have been notified and we will communicate with them shortly regarding arrangements.  

Information about our upcoming pupillage recruitment cycle will be added soon.

Applications are only accepted through the Pupillage Gateway. The successful candidate will be a motivated, ambitious candidate who is a persuasive communicator, intellectually able, hardworking and able to get on with clients, colleagues and judges. We offer pupils a £50,000 award including £5,000 guaranteed earnings. You will be able to keep anything you earn on top of the £5,000 guaranteed earnings. You can draw down up to £10,000 of your award during the BPTC year. We offer excellent training and prospects, and aim to invite successful pupils to become tenants.


Applications will only be taken through the Pupillage Gateway. Please check the website for further information on applications.


Pupils will be formally appraised by their pupil supervisor after each 3 month period, against set criteria. The Head of Pupillage will also review each pupil’s experience and performance with them at regular intervals during pupillage. Pupils will undertake several in-house advocacy exercises, at least two of which will be assessed. Those advocacy assessments, together with formal reports from all the pupil supervisors and from other members of chambers for whom the pupil has undertaken written work, will form the basis of the tenancy decision in June/July.

Equality and Diversity

We are passionate about encouraging applications from a diverse pool of candidates. If you are disabled, please feel free to contact us to discuss any reasonable accommodation or adjustments that we might be able to make in order to facilitate your application.

Hailsham Chambers adheres to and supports the Bar Council’s policies on equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Chambers has an Equality and Diversity Policy which will be provided to all pupils at the beginning of pupillage.

For more information about pupillages at Hailsham Chambers, please read  Chambers’ Pupillage Policy or contact either the secretary, or the heads of the Pupillage Committee.

Please be aware that when you make any application we may store your personal information. Please click here to see what we do with such information and why.



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